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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    LIN FENGMIAN (1900 - 1991)

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    LIN FENGMIAN (1900 - 1991)
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    Scroll, ink and colour on paper
    Signed with one seal of the artist
    27 in. (68.5 cm.) square, framed and glazed


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    Early in the 20th century, as the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures began to impact the 5,000-year tradition of Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese artists began exploring means of presenting that tradition in a fresh way and infusing it with new life. The art of Lin Fengmian possesses an honesty and beauty that reaches across all boundaries of language, culture, and nationality. The unfailing appeal of his art is founded on perceptions and interpretations of beauty that indeed imbue the Chinese tradition with new richness and vitality. Both Lin Fengmian's creative achievements and his work as a teacher would have a far-reaching influence on the subsequent flourishing of the modern Chinese painting movement.

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